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WORKSHOP: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

  • ArtFarm Annapolis 111 Chinquapin Round Road Annapolis, MD, 21401 United States (map)

Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design 

(Supplies included in registration)

Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments (made of wood and copper) called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and candlelight, and intensely vibrant dyes.

Create a beautiful egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky, or create a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision. This workshop will explore the art in a free form, using symbolism that tells a specific story and holds a deliberate intention. 

Instructor Coreen Weilminster has been making Pysanky for over 30 years.

Participants must bring an empty egg carton to transport their piece home safely.

Earlier Event: April 10
Mixed Media Art: Ages 8-11
Later Event: May 1
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